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Three potential feuds for John Cena at SummerSlam.
Once John Cena finishes up a likely short rivalry with Rusev at Battleground, it will be onto SummerSlam. Listed as a “free agent” who can supposedly compete on both Raw and SmackDown, who could be next for the 16-time World Champion?
Expect only big matches for Cena from this point forward. This awkward feud with Rusev is almost guaranteed to finish at Battleground, as both wrestlers returned just a few weeks away from SmackDown’s next pay-per-view.
Cena is the odds-on favorite to see off Rusev and take the momentum into his SummerSlam program. The question is whether his opponent will be a member of Raw or SmackDown? While his free agent status wasn’t fully confirmed last week, Cena listed a number of top stars on both brands he intends to step in the ring with.
Here’s three Superstars he could face off with at SummerSlam next month.
3. Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe is red-hot, and pairing him with Cena would be like printing money.
Joe is set to battle Roman Reigns next week on Raw to determine Brock Lesnar’s challenger for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Assuming Reigns wins, Joe will be left in the lurch in need of a dance partner.
What better way to build on Joe’s momentum than to place him with an all-time great? The former NXT Champion continues to show just how talented he is both in the ring and on the mic, and going toe-to-toe with Cena would make for an edge-of-the-seat type feud.
Cena’s promo work has improved with age, and he pulls no punches. Joe, too, continuously proves why he’s one of the best talkers in the world — look no further than his incredible promo on Raw this past week.
It wouldn’t make sense for Cena to be listed as a “free agent” without actually showing up on Raw. No Superstar on the red brand is better positioned for a feud with Cena than Samoa Joe.